aire & angels uses lyrics from old English poetry, in addition to Siri Gjære's own writing. The 1999 debut recording featured 17th Century poems by John Donne, Sir Walter Raleigh and others. Only one John Donne poem appears on aire & angels II; apart from that we stick to early 20th Century poet Rupert Brooke (picture).
Click on the links below read the poems we base our songs upon in aire & angels II. (We also offer Norwegian translations of a few uncommon words.) Siri Gjære's lyrics are still copyrighted and not presented here.